WHAT IS THURSDAY'S CHILD?
Thursday’s Child is a global platform, created to discover the best young and unrepresented photographers and film makers and partner them with brands and creative agencies looking to source fresh, emerging artists.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THURSDAY'S CHILD?
We showcase the work of our artists to some of the industry's biggest clients, advertising agencies and creative agencies. In addition, where it’s needed, we provide full service production, negotiate rates and usage.
HOW IS THURSDAY'S CHILD DIFFERENT TO INSTAGRAM, VIMEO OR ANY OTHER PLATFORM WHERE I CAN SHOWCASE MY WORK?
We are a business focused platform and operate a closed site targeting Art Buyers at brands and creative agencies. Open portfolio and social media sites are great at what they do and we encourage you to use them, but we are focused on promoting a small number of handpicked artists to professional people looking to commission them. We have just over 100 artists at the moment, and don’t plan to have more than 200 at any one time. Art Buyers find researching young talent very time consuming and our service is all about cutting down the time and effort it takes to source up and coming talent. We essentially do the research for the the client.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
There is no charge. It is a completely free to join.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You can register with Thursday’s Child by completing the registration form. All submissions are considered personally by the Thursday’s Child team. If your submission is successful, a producer from Thursday's Child will contact you to let you know. If you are not successful we will endeavour to let you know by email and offer feedback where possible. It might be we like some of your work and ask to see more, or want to keep track of how you’re developing. Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by submissions and it’s not possible to get back to everyone personally, but we will try.
WHAT IF I'M NOT AGED 16-35?
We’re really targeting the 16-35 age group because we feel if you’re at the level we’re aiming for, you’ll probably be within that range. If you’re older than 35 we’ll probably still consider you though, so please feel free to apply. If you’re under 18 there might be some parental or guardian guarantee needed if a client does want to work with you as you’ll need to enter into a contract that might make this necessary.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE IMAGES I HAVE UPLOADED?
DO I NEED TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
WILL I GET TOLD IF I AM BEING CONSIDERED FOR A JOB?
We’ll do our best to let you know if you reach the final selections for a project but depending on how many are running at any one time we can’t always guarantee this.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET SELECTED FOR A JOB?
A producer will contact you, discuss the project and contract, which you will need to sign, and if you are both in agreement to go ahead then shoot production will start. Remember, Thursday’s Child is a global platform and part of the discussion will focus on whether you are able to do the job and have the necessary work permits, visas or otherwise to work in the territory where the job is taking place.
HOW DO I GET PAID FOR A JOB?
If you complete a commission we have arranged for you, you will need to invoice us for the amount that has been agreed with the client. Standard payment terms are 30 days after the shoot is completed on receipt of your invoice. If the client terms are longer we will let you know and you can decide if or not you want to go ahead.
CAN I WORK FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHILE I'M REGISTERED WITH THURSDAY'S CHILD?
Absolutely. We encourage you to continue building contacts and working as much as you can. We can’t guarantee you work and you shouldn’t rely on Thursday’s Child as your sole source of work. We do have a few conditions detailed below.
WHAT IF A CLIENT THAT I HAVE WORKED WITH PREVIOUSLY OR IS NOT CONNECTED TO THURSDAY'S CHILD WANTS TO BOOK ME WHILE I'M ON THE PLATFORM?
As we said, you’re free to work with whichever clients you want to outside of Thursday’s Child as long as they’re not clients that we have already partnered you with. We would recommend that you utilise our network of experienced producers to work with you on all projects while you are on the platform but it is not an obligation. It’s a service that’s there when you need it.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CLIENT FINDS ME ON THURSDAY'S CHILD AND CONTACTS ME DIRECTLY?
Kindly inform the client that if they found you through our platform that they should reach out to Thursday’s Child at [email protected].
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DECIDE TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH A CLIENT THAT THURSDAY'S CHILD HAS INTRODUCED ME TO?
We take this very seriously and you will be removed from the platform. Thursday’s Child provides its services on the basis that we can help nurture young talent and help build careers. If you decide to work directly for a client that we have previously partnered you with, it’s your choice, but we won’t continue to introduce you to new clients and we'll remove you from our platform.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DECIDE TO SIGN UP WITH AN AGENT?
Just let us know and we’ll remove you from Thursday’s Child. Our service is designed to help young talent move their career forward and we’re really looking for the kind of artists who aren’t at the stage where they’re ready to take on full representation. We’ll be happy that we have helped you along the way but it will be time to remove you from our platform.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO LEAVE?
You can leave at any time. We recommend you use Thursday’s Child for a period of at least 12 months so that we are able to maximise your exposure, but there is no minimum term and you can let us know you want to leave whenever you like. Please inform our team if you want us to remove your profile.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PROFILE IF I DECIDE TO LEAVE?
Once you let us know we will remove your profile and images from our system. If we have used them in promotional materials or our social media channels as part of showcasing your work, we can’t guarantee that we will go back and find every post and delete it. I’m sure you can understand this might mean trawling through years of posts if you’ve been with us a while and it’s just not feasible, but if you flag anything you want us to remove we will be happy to do so.
WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR SOCIAL EVENTS OR EXHIBITIONS?
We plan to host exhibitions, talks by industry experts and guest curators as well as social events. Our aim is to create a community of Thursday’s Child Artists in each city that we work in. If we have events happening you will be informed via the newsletter and instagram feed.
WHAT'S THE CATCH?
We don’t think there is one...